Why Autism Awareness Month can be traumatising for autistic people

It doesn’t seem quite right, does it? That a month designated for raising public knowledge of autism would be so widely disliked by the autistic people it claims to support. But just to clarify: the phrase “widely disliked” doesn’t do justice to the feelings of some of those negatively impacted by Autism Awareness Month. The autistic people I’m referring to don’t “dislike” it. They don’t even “hate” it. They fear it. For every autistic person like me who spends April … Continue reading Why Autism Awareness Month can be traumatising for autistic people